Already after the final tournament of the Billie Jean King Cup, it was determined which teams will compete in the qualification. It will be played from 15 to 16 April and the Czech Republic will compete with Great Britain. The matches will take place in Prague’s Štvanice in the club 1. ČLTK Prague on a small center. Today, the composition of the individual teams was declassified and a big star will visit Prague.
“We are a favorite thanks to the surface, even though Raducan is nominated. It is only good that he will come, it will be attractive for the spectators and we want to play against the best, “he commented on Pála’s nomination. Even though last year’s US Open winner will arrive, the Czechs will be favorites, because, unlike the Brits, they are all in the TOP 100.
The British team will be led by a grand slam winner
The UK team will logically lead Emma Raducan . The US Open winner and the only British in the TOP 100 will make their team competition debut. In 2019 and 2020, she was part of the team, but did not intervene in any match.
Harriet Dart will also represent Great Britain. She is in 122nd place and in Indian Wells surprisingly fought her way to the round of 16. Konjuh first stepped forward. Then she stepped on Elina Svitolin in three sets and defeated Kaia Kanepi in the third round. Madison Keys stopped her. She will be nominated by Katie Swan and Sonay Kartal.
It will be a difficult role for Raducan. Right at the premiere, she plays the role of team number one. The team relies on her the most. “We are looking forward to this challenge. Although she was part of our teams in 2019 and 2020, Emma will make her singles debut, “said British team captain Anne Keothavong.
Thus, in addition to the ranking, Czech tennis players also have a domestic environment as an advantage. Czech fans can create a great atmosphere during matches, which motivates tennis players to perform better. It can be expected that the small center of Prague’s Štvanice will be sold out. Tickets go on sale on March 31.